At the beginning of this lesson, I am asked what it is that I desire. If I want peace, happiness, a quiet mind, safety, etc., then forgiveness will provide all of that to me. Do I say “Yes” to this or not? Isn’t that really the question?

There is always a moment or two or twenty where I choose the twinge of upset over the forgiveness. It’s part and parcel of being an individual body walking the world.

It doesn’t matter what the upset is as it could be just about anything. A cat scratching me, a forgotten bill payment, tasks I don’t wish to complete, chores I don’t want to perform, people I want to avoid dealing with, and so forth.

The details do not matter. We easily become mired in the details and the drama of the story. The ego sure likes drama! It’s funny how Jesus goes on and on with profound words in this Lesson, but do I need all of these words espoused? No, I do not.

It’s simple. The answer is in plain sight but I have looked away to the jester of the ego. I forget; Spirit helps me to remember.

Forgiveness offers everything I want. Today I have accepted this as true. Today I have received the gifts of God. Amen.

Rev. Deb

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